Dr. Kara Dionisio, B.Sc, M.Sc, ND, NCMP is a sparkly‚ú®-geekyūü§ď-doctor and expert in women's health and hormones. 

 

Equipped with expert hormone detective skills, she helps women understand (and even fall in love with) their hormones. She has particular street cred in hormones, period problems, vaginal issues, menopause, and bioidentical hormone therapy.

After owning a large and successful integrative health clinic in Owen Sound, she gave it up to focus solely on her patients and to forge new directions in women’s health. She sees patients in person and virtually all over Ontario. 

Dr. Kara is one of only a few Naturopathic Doctors in North America accredited as a North American Menopause Society (NAMS) Certified Practitioner (NCMP). She is also certified in Pelvic Health Physiotherapy. 

She is a mom to two adorable feisty kids and wife to her sexy red-bearded Irish dude.

FORMAL EDUCATION

 

  • University of Guelph - Honours Bachelor of Science (B.Sc) Nutritional & Neutraceutical Science
  • University of Aberdeen (Scotland) and the Rowett Research Institute-  Master of Science (M.Sc) with Distinction- Human Nutrition & Metabolism
  • Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine- Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine 

Now here is the geeky version…

Dr. Kara Dionisio ND, received her undergraduate degree with honours in Nutrition and Nutraceutical Science from the University of Guelph, where she was awarded the Brian Walker Memorial Scholarship for highest academic achievement in nutritional sciences.

She graduated with distinction at the top of her program with a Master of Science in Human Nutrition and Metabolism from the University of Aberdeen and the renowned Rowett Research Institute in the beautiful Aberdeen, Scotland. Her Masters thesis researched the effects of omega-3 fatty acids on endothelial function.

In 2008, Kara completed another four years of graduate study at the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine (CCNM) in Toronto, which is one of the six schools in North America eligible to grant the designation of Naturopathic Doctor (N.D).

She has been a NAMS certified Menopause practitioner (NCMP) since 2020, one of the few Naturopathic Doctors with this designation. She also holds IMPART Menopause Certification through the International Menopause Society (IMS), is an associate of the Newson Health Menopause Society, an accepted member of the International Society of the Study of Women’s Sexual Health (ISSWSH), and holds Level 1 training in Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy.

Kara is registered in good standing with Therapeutics and Prescribing Authority through the College of Naturopaths of Ontario (CONO), and is an active member of the Ontario Association of Naturopathic Doctors (OAND), and the Canadian Association of Naturopathic Doctors (CAND).

She regularly is invited as a guest speaker for online podcasts, summits, and events on topics of hormones, vulvovaginal health, and menopause.  

POSTGRADUATE CERTIFICATIONS & TRAINING

  • NCMP- North American Menopause Society Certified Menopause Practitioner
  • Pelvic Health Physiotherapy- Level 1